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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Installing the Open Source Xavier XML/A client on icCube OLAP suite

IcCube is a relatively young Swiss company specialized in creating OLAP software products. Their flagship product is the icCube Suite, providing an OLAP server, an XML for Analysis service, and a bunch of browser-based client tools for modeling cubes and dimensions, and for querying, reporting and visualizing OLAP data.

When you download the icCube trial edition, you'll get a java web server with an already deployed instance of the icCube java web application. This set-up makes it super-easy to install any browser-based third party XML/A clients for icCube.

In this blog post I want to provide you with the instructions to deploy the ad-hoc OLAP query tool called Xavier directly on your icCube server. This allows you to do ad-hoc, drag 'n drop style reporting on any data exposed by the icCube server.

If you like, you can watch the video below to see how it's done. Detailed, step-by-step instructions appear in writing right below the video.

  • Go to the icCube download site. Find the appropriate version for your operating system, and click it to download the installer.
  • After downloading the icCube installer, run it. This will install icCube for you.
  • Download
  • Unpack Move the extracted xavier directory to web directory below the icCube home directory
  • Start icCube.
If all goes well you should now be able to navigate to xavier. If you installed icCube locally and kept the default ports, this would be the link: http://localhost:8282/xavier/resources/html/index.html

I hope this was useful for you!

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